Nikon 1 J5 Review

Overall Score

68

Main Features

  • 21 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 20 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 98 x 60 x 32 mm, 231g.
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  • Replaced: 1 J4

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Nikon 1 J5 Overview


First introduced in April, 2015, Nikon 1 J5 is a 21 MP Mirrorless with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon 1 J4 with 1 J5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon 1 J5 with Nikon 1 J4


Nikon 1 J5 comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Nikon 1 J5

Sensor resolution of Nikon 1 J5 ~ 5612 x 3741 pixels.

Nikon 1 J5 has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 20,994,492 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon 1 J5 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 2015 21MP 160 - 12800 231g 98 x 60 x 32mm
Nikon 1 J4 Nikon 1 J4 2014 18MP 160 - 12800 232g 100 x 60 x 29mm
Nikon 1 J3 Nikon 1 J3 2013 14MP 160 - 6400 201g 101 x 61 x 29mm
Nikon 1 J2 Nikon 1 J2 2012 10MP 100 - 6400 238g 106 x 61 x 30mm
Nikon 1 J1 Nikon 1 J1 2012 10MP 100 - 6400 234g 106 x 61 x 30mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon 1 J5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon 1 J5 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
20.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/4000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Timelapse Recording
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
21MP High Resolution Sensor
1037k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
231g Light Body
171 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Battery Life: 250 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Type Scores

Nikon 1 J5 has an Overall Score of 68/100 and ranked #104 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #207 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon 1 J5 Scores
Imaging score
50
Features score
72
Value for money score
82
Portability score
95
Overall score
68
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Nikon 1 J5


Nikon 1 J5 weighs 231g and has external dimensions of 98 x 60 x 32mm (3.86 x 2.36 x 1.26"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Nikon 1 J5 is 92 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon 1 J5 is less by 17mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 J5
231g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 J5
32mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon 1 J5 with the dimensions:

Nikon 1 J5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight 1 J5 Dimensions 1 J5
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 231 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 231 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 231 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Canon EOS M10 Canon M10 301 g 231 g 108 x 67 x 35 mm 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Canon EOS M3 Canon M3 366 g 231 g 111 x 68 x 44 mm 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Nikon 1 V3 Nikon 1 V3 381 g 231 g 111 x 65 x 33 mm 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Nikon 1 J4 Nikon 1 J4 232 g 231 g 100 x 60 x 29 mm 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Fujifilm X-A2 Fujifilm X-A2 350 g 231 g 117 x 67 x 40 mm 98 x 60 x 32 mm

Specifications of Nikon 1 J5


General
Brand Nikon
Model 1 J5
Announced April, 2015
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon 1
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2.7
Number of Lenses 13
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 171
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill-flash, fill-flash w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 5568 x 3712
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL24
Physical
Weight 231 g
Physical Dimensions 98 x 60 x 32 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type microSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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